The Zebra succulent also known as the “haworthia attenuata” or the “super zebra” is a very unique and very popular succulent plant. This unique succulent forms triangle-shaped leaves that include the colors of green, and white stripes kinda like a zebra. This is why they call it the zebra succulent because of their beautiful unique colors!
The zebra succulent can grow up to 8 inches tall! It is also the most common succulent houseplant out there. However, if you want your zebra succulent to grow 8 inches tall it will have to grow outdoors.
You can still grow them up to 8 ft indoors tho! Just simply keep repotting it in bigger succulent pots, so its roots can continue to grow and expand. They make a lovely indoor or outdoor garden decoration, and they are getting more and more popular every single day.
The zebra succulent is very easy to grow and care for! You can grow them indoors or outdoors it’s your choice! By the end of this article you will know exactly how to grow and care for this unique beautiful succulent plant known as the zebra plant
Haworthia Zebra Care
Soil for Haworthia Zebra
The Haworthia Zebra must be grown in well-drained succulent soil. Well-drained succulent soil is much needed when growing this succulent, it will protect it from overwatering and of course root rot. Well-drained succulent soil will keep the soil dry at a very fast rate, which will prevent overwatering and prevent the most common killer of succulents known as 'root rot'.
We recommend using 'Ramsey Succulent Soil'.
Ramsey Succulent Soil has ingredients such as perlite, sand, and seaweed. Perlite and sand are known as the best ingredients out there if you want your soil well-drained. The perlite and sand will soak up all the excess water that your succulent does not need, preventing the soil from staying soaking wet for several days. So yes, Ramsey Succulent Soil will prevent mold/bacteria and root rot (the #1 most common reason why a succulent will die) simply because there will be no excess water.
That's not all tho.
What makes Ramsey Succulent Soil arguably the best are the nutrients that's in the soil. These nutrients will help your succulents grow bigger, faster, and healthier.
Ramsey Succulent Soil has seaweed fertilizer, which has 60 trace minerals and nutrients. Yes, your succulents will be absorbing 60 trace minerals and nutrients. This will make your succulents grow bigger, faster, and healthier without a doubt. Compared to other succulent soil, this succulent soil will make a huge huge difference for your plants. Don't believe us? Check out this picture below. You can definitely tell which succulent soil is better for your succulents.
You should water the Haworthia Zebra 1-3 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. You must make sure to avoid overwatering so root rot does not occur and kill your succulent plant. It's important to use the 'soak and dry' method and only water when the soil looks or feels very dry. Be on the lookout for underwatering and overwatering.
Pot for Haworthia Zebra
It's important to use a succulent pot with a drainage hole. This will allow the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the drainage hole, keeping the soil dry and preventing overwatering and root rot. It's very important that your succulent pot has a drainage hole, most experience succulent growers know that having a succulent pot with a drainage hole is a must when growing any succulent. If your succulent pot doesn't have a drainage hole no problem! Check out our article on how to grow succulents in pots without drainage holes.
Where to Pant The Haworthia Zebra
The Haworthia Zebra isn't cold hardy, so make sure you avoid growing this succulent outdoors during the cold winter season. Avoid growing in temperatures under 30° F (-1.1° C) it will die in cold and freezing temperatures. Make sure to move and grow this succulent indoors during the cold winter season. You can then move it back outdoors once the weather gets warmer. Make sure to grow it outdoors in a succulent pot or container so you can easily move it when you need to.
Plant in an area that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight every single day. Make sure this succulent gets enough sun so it can grow healthy, produce its colors, and avoid etiolation. If growing indoors make sure to place it where it gets enough sunlight. If your house doesn't get enough sunlight, try investing into some grow lights.
How to Propagate Haworthia Zebra
For leaf propagation, gently just twist and pull the leaf very gently off the stem. It’s very important that you get the full leaf and not let part of the leaf stay on the stem. To make sure you get a very precise cut you can get some trimmers and cut the leaf off. After you cut your leaves off the stem you must make sure you let them sit out for 2-4 days so they can form a callus. After the leaves have formed a callus, go ahead and plant them in well-drained succulent soil.
Same thing as cuttings, make sure that you cut off the offsets at a sharp angle. Then wait 2-4 days for a callus to form, then go ahead and plant the offset in well-drained succulent soil, and water right away.
Zebra succulents are so unique and beautiful! Its beautiful colors make this succulent so common and popular. With its green and white striped leaves, this succulent will make such a beautiful indoor or outdoor garden decoration!
They are super easy to grow and care for, there’s a reason why they are the most popular succulent house plant out there. You can grow them anywhere in the right conditions of course!
Just make you follow the steps and requirements needed for growing and caring for this amazing beautiful succulent. If you do then you will grow the most amazing beautiful zebra succulents ever! Best of luck!
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